Calif. crash charges filed against Lindsay Lohan

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Lindsay Lohan, second from right, is escorted from the 10th Precinct police station, with her face shielded, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in New York after being charged for allegedly striking a woman at a nightclub. Police say Lohan was arrested at 4 a.m. and charged with third-degree assault. They say she got into the argument with another woman at Club Avenue in Manhattan and struck the woman in face with her hand. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors have filed charges against Lindsay Lohan over a car crash on a coastal highway earlier this year.

Santa Monica Sgt. Richard Lewis says the charges were filed Thursday morning, but he declined to release more details until a formal press release could be issued. Court officials could not immediately confirm the charges.

The filing comes nearly six months after the actress crashed her Porsche into the back of a dump truck while on her way to a movie set.

Lohan's attorney did not return messages seeking comment.

The case could trigger a probation violation for Lohan, who remains on informal probation in California for a necklace theft.

Lohan was arrested Thursday in New York City after police say she hit a woman during an argument at a nightclub.